12 Days of Tech

Fine Arts Software: 12 Days of Hanutech, Day 9

Here's a little tech love for the fine arts!There are all sorts of reasons to incorporate fine arts into a project, and there are a lot of software tools that let kids (and grown-ups!) be creative and artistic. Often, fine arts are best with real-world materials like paint and clay, but sometimes software allows us to look at art a… Continue reading Fine Arts Software: 12 Days of Hanutech, Day 9

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12 Days of Tech

Google Classroom Post Schdeuling: 12 Days of Techmas, Day 8

This little tidbit makes your Google Classroom posting even easier.When you create a new announcement or assignment in Classroom, you have the option to schedule a post for a later date. This is a great way to prep your week's Classroom posts on Sunday night, and have them automatically pop up on the correct day.When you make your… Continue reading Google Classroom Post Schdeuling: 12 Days of Techmas, Day 8

12 Days of Tech · Productivity

Presentation Mode on Projectors: 12 Days of Hanutech, Day 7

When your laptop is connected to a projector, it usually projects a copy of your laptop screen. However, most teachers don’t realize that the projector can act like a second screen that shows different stuff.This is a feature built right into your laptop, it is easy to set up, and it is super dooper useful.Display… Continue reading Presentation Mode on Projectors: 12 Days of Hanutech, Day 7

12 Days of Tech · Lesson Ideas

Student-Made Formative Assessments: 12 Days of Techmas, Day 6

Using technology is not always about cool, new apps -- sometimes, it's about creative uses of the tools you already have. Today's tip is a new use of an old tool: using Google Forms for formative assessments.12 Days of Techmas, Day 6: Student-Made Formative AssessmentsSmall-scale formative assessments are important checking in on student learning. A common use of formative assessments is for vocabulary review or basic… Continue reading Student-Made Formative Assessments: 12 Days of Techmas, Day 6

12 Days of Tech · Google Chrome · Productivity

Google Cast for Education: 12 Days of Hanutech, Day 5

These instructions describe how students can send their computer screen to yours (either for you to watch, or for you to show on your projector). This works with teacher laptops, and with any Chromebook or BYOD Windows or Mac laptop.How to CastTeacherFirst time: complete the Setup Instructions on the next page.Open Google ChromeSign in to… Continue reading Google Cast for Education: 12 Days of Hanutech, Day 5

12 Days of Tech · Google Chrome

Chrome Web Store: 12 Days of Techmas, Day 4

In the same way that the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store provide apps for smartphones, the Chrome Web Store is a place where you can get apps, extensions, and themes for Chromebooks and your Chrome browser.AppsApps are programs that run in the Chrome browser. They are compatible with any Chromebook, or on any Windows… Continue reading Chrome Web Store: 12 Days of Techmas, Day 4

12 Days of Tech · Productivity

Awesome Screenshot: 12 Days of Hanutech, Day 3

There are so many times I need to capture what our computer screens look like, so we can share something with our students. For example, let me show you my recent internet search for penguins wearing hats....There are ways to do this on your Windows PC or Mac, but I prefer to use the Chrome… Continue reading Awesome Screenshot: 12 Days of Hanutech, Day 3